Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pure Evil

So Samantha has camp stuff she is doing tonight with the young women from our church...and I am playing Dad. Samantha put out all the kids pajamas and told me to put them to bed early. Well as soon as she left, we went swimming, ate chocolates, pudding, snacks, played all the games Mom doesn't like us to play like throw pillows at each other and knock half the stuff off the walls and dodge ball in the front room and we blared Party in the USA(cause Malia loves that song) and had a dance party and then I put them to bed an hour later than Mom wanted. I feel soooo evil, but when Mom's gone...Dad always wins. The best part is when she gets home I will tell her that I put them to bed early and it was a normal night.

Love you Sam

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had a pretty fun little Easter. The Easter bunny came and almost got caught by our sneaky little Ethan. In the morning the kids woke up ready to find their baskets of goodies. The Easter bunny always hides their baskets and this year did a really good job with Ethan's, it took him forever to find it.

Malia with her little basket of princess stuff.
And Ava, didn't really care about it, but was excited about the ball she got.
And the dreaded pictures with all the kids at once. This time they were bribed with a squirt bottle, no we didn't threated to squirt them, they wanted to drink out of it, yes kind of weird, but it worked!

Dying Easter Eggs, this is the one picture we got
And the Easter Egg Hunt. All the little cousins ready to go!
Once Ava figured out that there was candy in the eggs, it was all over.
That was all she cared about.
Love that smile! And she is finally getting hair!!
Malia was sad everytime someone else found an egg because she didn't find it first, but as soon as she saw the candy she was over it.
And Ethan, he just tried to get as many as he could as fast as he could. Everything is a competition with him. Since he got a ton of eggs we had to convince him to share with the younger kids, not an easy task.
All the little cousins. At this point trying to take a picture with everyone looking was pointless, they were already into the candy.

One more post down, about a zillion to go!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

For reals this time...Ethan's birthday part 2

Ok here we go again, I am going to start blogging again if it kills me, which it might. You know your pretty bad when your husband has done the blogging for the past few months and practically begs you to start it up again. So here I am, so far behind it's ridiculous. But I'm going to get it done dang it!

So here are the rest of Ethan's birthday festivities. We had a little family party on his bday while all of my family was in town then later in the week he had his little friend party.

All he wanted to do was open presents. I don't think he even looked at one present before trying to get to his next one. He got some great stuff, mostly fun toys for the new pool, he was so excited!

For his friend party we got a transformers pinata which he thought was the coolest thing in the world!

All the kids running crazy in the back, he loved every second of it
He obviously did not want anyone else blowing out his candles!

So I decided on the kids birthday's I would ask them some questions and see how they changed over the years. So here is Ethan's 5th birthday answers.
My favorite food is: Pizza
My favorite sport to play is: baseball
My favorite TV show is: Transformers (shocker)
The Coolest person on earth: Justin, his cousin ( yes I was hoping for mom)
My favorite thing to learn about in school: Space
The thing I do most awesomely: play games
If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to : Sea World
My Favorite Color is: Blue and Orange
When I grow up I want to be: a worker like dad
My favorite song is: Popcorn popping
My favorite book is: Jack and the Beanstalk
My favorite movie is: Cars 2
Three words that describe me: Fun, Smart, and Crazy
When I was little I used to: cry
My favorite season is: Winter cause that's when Christmas is
The snack I like best: fruit snacks
One food I don't like: green stuff
My best friends are: Justin, Malia, Jackson, and Hayden
My favorite memory is: Disneyland
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
This makes me sad: when people turn off the lights
This makes me happy: Friends being nice and play with me

I still can't believe my little baby is five and is starting kindergarten, AND already has a crush on a girl who he says he is going to marry because she has pretty hair, oh my gosh I'm in trouble!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I wander if my wife will ever post again? hint, hint Love Adam

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Finally Finished

Our backyard is finally finished. We can't wait for it to get hot so we can swim. The pool right now is freezing.

The kids love playing in the sandbox...we sorta hate it because they track sand all over the house. Ava likes to eat the sand for some reason.
We just need to master grass in AZ. It's so hard to get grass to grow here. We hopefully one day will master it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

We have a 5 year old!!


He's the big 5! He starts kindergarten this year, ugh, how did it go so dang fast? I forget that he's getting so big and can do so much for himself. He is turning into such a good kid. He is full of laughs and giggles and a little craziness. We are so glad that he gets to be ours forever! We love you so so much and hope you have a GREAT birthday!

He was a little too excited about getting a birthday kiss, I guess he's gonna take after his daddy!

More birthday stuff to come, promise! (seriously forgot how to post it's been so long!)